What’s the deal with those gums in all of my favorite non-dairy foods?

July 26, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC As a health and food writer, I interview dietitians, nutritionists, and doctors virtually every day, picking their brains on what’s healthy and what isn’t. Regardless of the eating plan or food trend of the moment, there’s one piece of advice they repeat over and over again: “Buy products … Continue reading What’s the deal with those gums in all of my favorite non-dairy foods?

How to make the healthiest, most ethical and sustainable food choices if you eat meat, dairy, and eggs

June 21, 2019 at 09:54AM by CWC The evidence is pretty overwhelming that one of the biggest things people can do for the environment (and their health) is cut back on animal foods. Beef production produces 13 times as many greenhouse gas emissions as vegetable proteins like beans and lentils, according to the Environmental Working … Continue reading How to make the healthiest, most ethical and sustainable food choices if you eat meat, dairy, and eggs

This dairy-free strawberry milkshake get its creaminess from a secret ingredient

June 06, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Enjoying a hot summer day with an ice cream cone dripping down your hand is truly magical. But you can skip the mess with a milkshake. There’s nothing more refreshing than sipping an ice-cold shake through a straw. While a dairy-free milkshake is often made with a banana … Continue reading This dairy-free strawberry milkshake get its creaminess from a secret ingredient

Trader Joe’s new non-dairy golden milk is packed with turmeric and ginger

April 09, 2019 at 12:50PM by CWC If golden milk isn’t already a part of your life, you should make room for it. The drink is the definition of a wellness beverage with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties from turmeric that help with digestion, skin health, muscle soreness, and more. But if you don’t want to … Continue reading Trader Joe’s new non-dairy golden milk is packed with turmeric and ginger

How to make homemade yogurt—whether you’re plant-based or want *all* the dairy

March 14, 2019 at 08:03AM by CWC If you’re big into DIY wellness, you may already make your own cashew milk or brew your own kombucha. But making your own homemade yogurt? That’s next level. This might sound like a huge pain, but hear me out. While grocery stores are full of many dairy and … Continue reading How to make homemade yogurt—whether you’re plant-based or want *all* the dairy

How to make sure you’re getting enough calcium when you’re vegan or dairy-free

October 04, 2018 at 12:22PM Growing up, there was really only one face of calcium—and that was typically that of your favorite celebrity wearing a frothy white mustache with a “got milk?” slogan plastered across the ad. While milk and other dairy products are still the most well-known sources of the mineral, they’re certainly not … Continue reading How to make sure you’re getting enough calcium when you’re vegan or dairy-free

These 11 healthy cookbooks will help you shake up your dinnertime routine

August 20, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Even though there are literally millions of healthy recipes online—and if I do say so myself, some pretty darn good ones on Well+Good—it can be really easy to fall into a meal rut. There are only so many times a person can make cauliflower rice stir-fry or avocado … Continue reading These 11 healthy cookbooks will help you shake up your dinnertime routine

Be a Mediterranean diet superstar with this guide to eating fish sustainably

August 20, 2019 at 10:26AM by CWC With more and more people adopting the Mediterranean diet (you know, again), grocery store shoppers are migrating from the meat aisle over to survey the fish. It’s true that seafood is high in omega-3s, protein, vitamin B12, and vitamin D, but like other forms of animal protein, the … Continue reading Be a Mediterranean diet superstar with this guide to eating fish sustainably

This new supplement is specifically made with vegans (and the vegan-ish) in mind

August 19, 2019 at 11:56AM by CWC When you can order a meatless Whopper or a Dunkin’ Donuts “sausage” breakfast sandwich from the drive-thru, you know that plant-based eating has officially gone the mainest of mainstream. But while the vegan-friendly-food industry is booming, the supplement sector is lagging behind on this front, and as a … Continue reading This new supplement is specifically made with vegans (and the vegan-ish) in mind

What is healthy eating, exactly? 9 food pros weigh in

August 18, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC You’d think a quest as straightforward as nourishing your body would be simple, but the deeper you go into the healthy food space, the more confusing it can be. Between a whole slew of different eating plans, alternative meats created in labs, natural sweeteners, and a new alt-milk … Continue reading What is healthy eating, exactly? 9 food pros weigh in

7 healthy vegetarian air fryer recipes that are ready in 20 minutes or less

August 17, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC As a vegetarian, there are some staples you know you’re going to have on hand: tofu, grab-and-go snacks full of protein for your gym bag, and a good bacon substitute. If you haven’t been using the air fryer to make all of the above (and more), your meal … Continue reading 7 healthy vegetarian air fryer recipes that are ready in 20 minutes or less

Driving along the rocky cliffs of Ireland helped me navigate my feelings post-divorce

August 17, 2019 at 04:02AM by CWC A friendly sign inside the rental car reminds me that I have one responsibility and one only—to drive on the left-hand side of the road. This roadtrip along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way seemed like a much better idea several months ago when my best friend and I had … Continue reading Driving along the rocky cliffs of Ireland helped me navigate my feelings post-divorce

Here’s what a healthy, balanced plate looks like when you’re vegan

August 12, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC We called it: 2019 is truly the year of plant-based eating. The products have never been better, and given people’s growing awareness of the food industry’s outsized impact on climate change, many are finding that the time is right to make the switch (or gradually transition into) a … Continue reading Here’s what a healthy, balanced plate looks like when you’re vegan

Here’s why you’re always bloated by the end of the workday

August 11, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC If you’ve never performed the ceremonial task of unbuttoning your jeans once the late afternoon bloat comes around, you’re either lying or simply have some serious will power. So, what’s the deal with this 3 p.m. meh feeling that has us counting down the hours until it’s no-pants … Continue reading Here’s why you’re always bloated by the end of the workday

7 Whole30-approved foods you can legit make in your air fryer

August 11, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC The Whole30 diet has earned its rep as one of the most challenging eating plans to stick with: Besides no sugar (duh), grains, legumes, and dairy are also all off-limits for an entire month. Yet many people swear that the tricky rules are worth it because they’re able … Continue reading 7 Whole30-approved foods you can legit make in your air fryer

7 healthy grilled corn recipes that are a step beyond just slathering it with butter

August 10, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Throwing a few ears of corn on the grill and hearing them hiss and pop as they char to perfection…this is what summer eating is all about. But to only top off your grilled corn with plain ‘ol butter would be an injustice. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much … Continue reading 7 healthy grilled corn recipes that are a step beyond just slathering it with butter

8 foods for liver health that nutritionists want you to eat every day

August 07, 2019 at 11:00AM by CWC Of the five vital organs, the liver stands out as the fuzziest in my high school bio memories. It doesn’t have its own songs à la “Achy-Breaky Heart.” And, let’s face it, it will never be the brain of the entire operation. Yet nutritionist Charles Passler, DC, founder … Continue reading 8 foods for liver health that nutritionists want you to eat every day

Here’s how to eat spicy food if you have IBS, according to gut experts

August 07, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC If you’re one of the millions with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you’re probably well-versed in the game of risk. No, I don’t mean the board game; I’m talking about going to a restaurant, looking over all of the options, and trying to decide what’s worth the very real … Continue reading Here’s how to eat spicy food if you have IBS, according to gut experts

Plant-based eating is trendy for good reason—here’s what it takes to go vegan

August 06, 2019 at 11:51AM by CWC Ask someone five years ago about whether they’d consider going vegan, and you likely would have been answered with an eye-roll or a grimace. Now, people are gladly adding oat milk to their coffee and trying Beyond Meat when it hits their grocery store, and even traditional companies … Continue reading Plant-based eating is trendy for good reason—here’s what it takes to go vegan